Monastic Life

A Sign of Contradiction to the Fashionable Idols

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Bonnie B. Thurston

ISBN: 978-0-7283-0252-5

LENGTH: 48 pages

From its beginnings the monastic life has presented a counter-cultural way of living: a contemplative search for God dependent on simplicity of life at odds with society’s latest fashions. Monastic community life, where the members are formed in love of God and of each other, is a distinct challenge to idolatry and injustice, reminiscent of the prophets of old. Bonnie Thurston reflects on how the contemplative and prophetic voices of monasticism are expressed in the current context of twenty-first century living.

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From its beginnings the monastic life has presented a counter-cultural way of living: a contemplative search for God dependent on simplicity of life at odds with society’s latest fashions. Monastic community life, where the members are formed in love of God and of each other, is a distinct challenge to idolatry and injustice, reminiscent of the prophets of old. Bonnie Thurston reflects on how the contemplative and prophetic voices of monasticism are expressed in the current context of twenty-first century living.

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ISBN

978-0-7283-0252-5

Length

48 pages

Author

Bonnie B. Thurston

ISSN

0307-1405

Book Size

140 x 210 mm

Subtitle

A Sign of Contradiction to the Fashionable Idols

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Author Bio

BONNIE THURSTON is a New Testament scholar and poet, and an experienced retreat leader. She is a founding member and past president of the International Thomas Merton Society. She is the author or editor of twenty-two theological books, including commentaries on Philippians, Colossians and Ephesians, and six collections of poetry.

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